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Does it work to wear reading glasses over monovision contacts to see computer?

Does it work to wear reading glasses over monovision contacts to see computer?

Not perfectly: Depending on the power of your mono vision, you may need a different glass prescription for each eye, so OTC readers likely won't work. A "computer" or intermediate range prescription can help and only use for mid-range (computer) work. ...Read more

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Should you wear reading glasses even if you have good eyesight?

Should you wear reading glasses even if you have good eyesight?

Perhaps: At age 46, presbyopia, the hardening of the lens which disturbs focusing at near - is inevitable. Reading glasses can help with the clarity for print and small objects. If you have these needs, the glasses will help. If you don't wear the glasses, you will struggle - but either way the eyes will do their best and whether or not you wear glasses, the eyes will not change from their destiny. ...Read more

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Will your vision slowly get worse if you wear reading glasses constantly?

Will your vision slowly get worse if you wear reading glasses constantly?

Reading glasses: Reading glasses or bifocals are part of aging. It's going to occur. The muscles in the eye that focuses up close weaken and the lens becomes less flexible. When you use reading glasses, these muscles do not have to work as hard, so the weaken more. But this is a normal pattern. It's like buying a pair of pants with a larger waist size, they feel better, but you'll probably never go back ...Read more

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Good or bad to wear reading glasses?

Good or bad to wear reading glasses?

Neither: If they improve your ability to see better at near, then you should wear them for this purpose. ...Read more

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Could I wear reading glasses all the time?

No necessary: Reading glasses provide good vision at near for those who are in the over 40 age group. You can wear them as much as you want although they will blur the vision at distance. ...Read more

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Can I wear +1.00 reading glasses at all times?

Can I wear +1.00 reading glasses at all times?

Yes: However, if you are not farsighted, they may blur your distance vision. They will not harm your eyes. ...Read more

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How bad is it to wear 'reading glasses' all day?

How bad is it to wear 'reading glasses' all day?

No: Glasses have no effect on the eyes. So you can wear glasses as much or as little as you want. ...Read more

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Is it bad to wear reading glasses a lot if you have good vision?

Is it bad to wear reading glasses a lot if you have good vision?

No...: ...But it may cause undue strain. Up until the 40s, the eyes can normally focus for near work. By the late 40s, near focus becomes difficult. Reading glasses are essentially magnifiers that help you focus up close. If you can focus up close on your own, there is no reason to use readers, and they can give you headaches. There is no danger, however, in using them. ...Read more

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It is good to wear a reading glasses even your sight is in perfect?

You can: Reading glasses magnify the print making it easier to read. They can be used even you don't "need" to use them. They will not harm your eyes or induce a need for glasses. ...Read more

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Is it safe to wear reading glasses all day?

Is it safe to wear reading glasses all day?

Yes: As long as you are expecting to see at the normal reading distance with them its ok. Please don't use them to see to drive a car. ...Read more

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Is it safe to wear reading glasses even if you have perfect vision?

Is it safe to wear reading glasses even if you have perfect vision?

Yes!: Perfect is relative. You may have perfect uncorrected vision at distance but some presbyopia or difficulty with focusing up close. Readers are recommended. You can't hurt your eyes with them. ...Read more

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If I read a lot & use a laptop lots, is it okay to wear reading glasses that are +1.0 if I haven't been prescribed them? Will it ruin my eyesight?

If I read a lot & use a laptop lots, is it okay to wear reading glasses that are +1.0 if I haven't been prescribed them? Will it ruin my eyesight?

No harm: At your age your natural accomodation should allow clear vision of reading material and computer screens. If you are more comfortable using a plus one lens, that is OK and not harmful. It will not ruin your eyesight ...Read more

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Noticed 2 Small dents top of head on each side of midline exactly where I wear my reading glasses when not using them. I have been doing this 2 years.

Noticed 2 Small dents top of head on each side of midline exactly where I wear my reading glasses when not using them. I have been doing this 2 years.

Normal effect: Yes Eyeglass wearers do get dents from prolonged pressure in any spot. For instance the nose pads cause dents in the sides of the upper nose. You can stop the practice and it will improve but very slowly. ...Read more

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I have reading glasses can I get contacts instead?

I have reading glasses can I get contacts instead?

Yes, but...: You can get contact lenses with a prescription for near, but wearing them on both eyes will make very difficult to see anything further than a few feet away. One compromise is to have one contact lens set for near and the other set for distance (or leave it off completely if you see well at distance without correction). This is called monovision and many people tolerate it well. ...Read more

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If I need reading glasses can I use contacts instead?

Reading glasses: Using the reading correction in contacts will blur your distant vision and you will have to remove them when you want to do other things other than read. Sometimes one contact can be used in one eye only in selected individuals who can tolerate this (called monovision). The other alternative is a bifocal contact lens. ...Read more

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What to do if I have reading glasses can I get contacts?

Yes: You could get multifocal contact lenses or a single lens for close in one eye. Both methods work to rid people of reading glasses. ...Read more

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I it bad for my 12 year old to wear reading glasses even if he has 20/20 vision?

I it bad for my 12 year old to wear reading glasses even if he has 20/20 vision?

No: It will not harm his eyes. Over-the-counter reading glasses are good magnifiers and make it easier to see close objects, . They can be useful to anyone, even children, for this purpose. If your child wears them alot, it is possible they need glasses and an eye exam is advised. ...Read more

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